New International Version
After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it.
King James Bible
And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when he had ended offering the gift, he sent away the people that had borne the gift.
World English Bible
When he had made an end of offering the tribute, he sent away the people who bore the tribute.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when he hath finished to bring near the present, that he sendeth away the people bearing the present,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Made an end to offer the present - Presents, tribute, etc., in the eastern countries were offered with very great ceremony; and to make the more parade several persons, ordinarily slaves, sumptuously dressed, and in considerable number, were employed to carry what would not be a burden even to one. This appears to have been the case in the present instance.
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He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.
But on reaching the stone images near Gilgal he himself went back to Eglon and said, "Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you." The king said to his attendants, "Leave us!" And they all left.
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